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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Official Testimony on Three-Parent Embryos for the Institute of Medicine
Friday, May 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


Official Testimony on Three-Parent Embryos for the Institute of Medicine

May 22, 2015


On the 15th of this month Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, NCBC Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and registered nurse, shared her clinical and bioethical expertise in providing public testimony to the Institute of Medicine.  Dr. Hilliard explained how detrimental the current research is to women, the unborn, and society.  Though the purpose of the research, purportedly, is to prevent mitochondrial disease, in reality it is focused on a eugenics that destroy less than perfect human life.

To read a full copy of the NCBC Testimony, click HERE. To read more on our current work in Public Policy, click HERE


Dr. Hilliard states, in no uncertain terms, that: "This research is a far cry from therapeutic studies to modify in a healthy manner nuclear DNA. Animal studies are advancing in this area, so that one day treatment can occur without destroying or altering a human. Here is where our society's efforts should be concentrated, not on this research whose benefits remain unknown, whose impact on women and even the surviving embryos is blatantly negative, and whose impact on generations to come is uncharted." 


Please be sure to read the full testimony and keep abreast of the many initiatives the Center has undertaken in the area Public Policy.